Everything you need to know to ensure the perfect fitting shoe. The ELOISE GIRL and ELOISE JUNIOR school shoe are made with beautiful soft durable leather, cut to maximise both stretch, strength and shape retention. Just not sure about size... contact us!
- The shoe must have the form of a healthy and natural foot.
- There should be room at the front of the shoe, about 1.5 cm.
- The heel should be low, so the child's body weight is evenly distributed onto the foot.
- The heel support should be firm so it supports the foot when the child walks, runs and plays.
- The sole should be flexible so the muscles of the foot can function naturally
- The shoe should have the correct length, width and toe hight.
- No arch support. Children are born with an arch cushion that gradually disappears as the child gets older. So, children’s shoes do not require arch support. In fact, arch support can have a negative effect and make the muscles passive, which may prevent the foot from functioning naturally. The insole of both ELOISE GIRL and ELOISE JUNIOR are removable should your child require specialised support.
Good children’s shoes should preferably be 1.5 cm longer than the end of the foot. This allows room for proper growth. However, contrary to popular belief, not all the 1.5 cm are required for growth. Each time the child takes a step the foot slides around 5 mm forward in the shoe. So, in reality, the room to grow is around 1 cm. Mc Kinlays allows for this room in their shoe design.
- Three to six years: children's feet grow an average of 1 mm per month in length.
- Six to ten years: children's feet grow somewhat less than 1 mm per month in length.
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